A driver has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force for reportedly plotting with criminal gangs to kidnap passengers from a car park.
The suspect, who “delivers” innocent persons to kidnappers, travels on major highways in the North East and North West in conjunction with different abduction groups, according to the Nigeria Police Force’s spokesperson, Frank Mba.
“What he does is go to the motor park every now and then, display his truck, and seem to be an honest, diligent transporter.”
He’ll calmly wait for passengers to enter his vehicle, and once he’s had his fill, he’ll exit the parking lot.
He establishes communication with members of other kidnapping gangs and bandits along his way and once he gets to a comfortable area, these gang members will intercept his vehicle and kidnap all his passengers,” he said.
Mba said the suspect was among the 34 suspects, consisting of 32 males and two females arrested by the police over various criminal offenses.
According to the police spokesperson, two AK47 rifles, one pump action, two dean guns, three revolver pistols, and four berretta pistols with their accompany magazines were recovered from the suspects. He added that other exhibits recovered were a total of 389 live ammunition of AK47, 30 pieces of type 06 ammunition, five tear gas canastas, 11 grenade and two units of anti-tracking devices.
Mba said the anti-tracking device had the capacity to effectively block all forms of wireless communication transmission in a stolen vehicle. According to him, the equipment has the capacity to block cellular networks, satellite phones, blue tooth, and all kinds of communication between a stolen car and tracking companies or network providers.